Gen 41:39-40 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours."

Recall that back in Genesis 37 Joseph had a dream that he would be king over his brothers. They hated him but their actions did not stop the dream from coming true. There are many examples of God speaking through dreams --In the New Testament Joseph was urged to marry a pregnant Mary in a dream, and then he escaped that child’s certain death through the warning from another dream. Jacob saw a stairway reaching to heaven in a dream and was promised that his descendants would bless the earth. God whispered to Samuel in a dream. Solomon asked for wisdom in a dream.

Scripture tells us that God is the same today as He was yesterday. (Hebrews 13:8) If He communicated in dreams throughout Scripture, why would He stop now? And how much stock should Christians place in dreams today?

We must consult Scripture any time we encounter a vivid dream that seems to have a meaning or authority greater than the regular dreams most of us experience each night. Keep in mind that our primary basis for what God has to say to us is in the canon of Scripture. The Bible does mention believers having dreams in the last days, but those dreams should never usurp Scripture in terms of authority. God may place a dream in a Christian’s life to warn them about a future event, show a symbol that is important for that believer’s life, or to convey a certain message. Whenever a we encounter such a dream, we should test the message by opening the Bible and reading what it has to say about the subject of that dream.

Although dreams may fascinate us, Christians should not envy other Christians who have dreams. Dreams don’t have a greater authority than Scripture, and most believers have God’s words right at their fingertips. If people are experiencing visions and dreams today, it may fulfill what Scripture says about this happening more frequently in the Last Days.

Acts 2:17 'In the last days,' God says, 'I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.'



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